Tiger boys finish second at state Class A golf tourney
The Springfield Tiger boys golf team took home the Class A second place trophy and two individual medals following the two-day state tournament at Pebble Creek Golf Course in Becker June 11-12. The Tigers finished the tournament with a 658, three strokes behind Community Christian School, of Willmar.
Springfield led by five strokes after round one, carding a 323 on Tuesday. But on Wednesday, as a cool wind picked up, fortunes changed and the Tigers dropped 12 strokes, shooting 335. The Community Christian Eagles, who shot a 328 on day one, bettered their score by one stroke on the second day, shooting a 327 to catch and pass the Tigers for the championship. Fertile-Beltrami and Lac qui Parle Valley tied for third place, each shooting 676.
Springfield was led by junior Mason Kretsch who took home the individual fourth place medal by shooting 155, carding a 75 on day one and an 80 on day two. Right behind him was Mavrick Winkelmann, a sophomore who tied for fifth place individually, shooting 77 on day one and 80 on day two, finishing with a 157. Winkelmann commented “I’m glad to be part of such a great team and that we had the opportunity to play in the state tournament.”
See complete story in this week's issue of the Springfield Advance-Press.